Carla A. Kaufman, 78, of Albion, NE, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Akron Presbyterian Church rural Albion with the Revs. Ray and Mary Avidano officiating. Interment will follow at Akron Bonanza Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.
Carla Ann Kaufman was born on May 2, 1938 in Exeter, NE, to Alvin Printiss and Matie Neola (Chambers) Gentry. She was baptized and joined the Exeter Congregational Church on April 11, 1954.
Carla attended Exeter Public School and graduated from there in 1956.
On March 5, 1956, Carla was united in marriage to Arthur Robert “Bob” Kaufman at Hebron, NE. Following their marriage, they lived in Friend, NE, and together owned and operated a bar known as “The Pub” in the 1970’s, later moving to Gretna, NE in 1976. In 1984, they moved to Akron, NE. Following Bob’s passing in 1994, Carla continued to live at Akron until moving to Albion in the mid 1990’s. For many years Carla also wrote a column in the weekend edition of the Columbus Telegram which many people enjoyed reading.
Carla enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, writing and being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She also enjoyed spending time at Ericson Lake at her cabin and fishing there. She was a member of the Albion Area Writers Club, the Jolly Neighbors Club, and attended services at the Akron Presbyterian Church.
Carla is survived by her daughter: Vicki Luscomb of Albion, NE; three grandchildren: Cody Luscomb of Elgin, NE; Chanse Luscomb (Scarlett Booth) of Greeley, NE; and Casey (Michael) Dodds of Cedar Rapids, NE; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother: Boyd (Jan) Gentry of North Platte, NE; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob; daughter: Valerie Hoover; son: Bradley Kaufman; and five siblings.